September 10, 2013

Gamification. What is it? And what does it mean to your business?

September 10, 2013

Financial firm Deloitte recently leveraged a gamification platform, called Badgeville, to augment its Deloitte Leadership Academy, a digital executive training program that's deployed across 50,000 executives at more than 150 companies. The gamification elements included ranks and rewards to be showcased in participant profiles, missions and leaderboards.

September 9, 2013

A series of smoking ads from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that detail the health problems of real-life smokers led more than 200,000 smokers to quit immediately, the agency said Monday.

September 6, 2013

More students in middle and high school are using electronic cigarettes, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 3, 2013

Arizona last week launched what it is billing as the first-ever comprehensive program aimed at helping adolescents and young adult smokers called “The Cignal.”

September 3, 2013

Green Smoke® E-Cigs New Packaging and Greater Value

August 29, 2013

Better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and more apt to be physically active than their less-educated peers. They also are more inclined to make healthy changes and adhere to them, according to a new study in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

August 23, 2013

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to approximately 650 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support youth literacy programs.

August 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to regulate flavored cigars, according to published reports.

August 16, 2013

The American Lung Association in Virginia and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are supporting smokers in Richmond, Va., in their efforts to quit for good through the “Quitter in You” smoking-cessation campaign, the companies announced Friday.

August 14, 2013

The study, supported by NJoy and led by independent researchers Mitchell Nides, Ph.D., and Scott Leischow, Ph.D., evaluated nicotine delivery from the NJoy Kings Bold Electronic Delivery System and its short-term potential for smoking reduction or cessation.

August 13, 2013

According to a new report released by Express Scripts, the stress associated with providing unpaid care for a sick or disabled adult can create additional detrimental effects on the caregiver's health, leading to a 29% greater use of anti-anxiety medications compared with non-caregivers.

August 8, 2013

What is the product that many beauty enthusiasts would choose as their top pick if they could choose only one beauty product to wear? Congratulations if you guessed mascara.

August 8, 2013

Even though section 1201 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the section that enables health payers to charge a 50% premium on smokers — won't go into effect until 2015, smoking cessation will be a growing category in 2014.

July 31, 2013

Breast-feeding rates have continued to rise over the past decade, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

July 30, 2013

Breast-feeding longer is associated with better receptive language at 3 years of age and verbal and nonverbal intelligence at age 7 years, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics Monday.

July 24, 2013

An increase in tobacco taxes in Minnesota has nearly tripled enrollment in a health plan's smoking-cessation program.

July 16, 2013

Green Smoke e-cigarettes brand announced this week the availability of a new carrying case for disposable and rechargeable e-cigarettes, and a new packaging design.

July 1, 2013

Rally Labs recently introduced its Blowfish for Hangovers, a morning-after remedy that has a bit of a cult following in New York, into the drug channel the company noted.

June 17, 2013

Kimberly-Clark Co. announced a new addition to its line of kids potty training pants with characters from the sequel to Disney's Monsters Inc.

June 14, 2013

States that want to reduce rates of adult smoking may consider implementing stringent tobacco restrictions on teens, suggested a new study released by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on Thursday.

June 13, 2013

Forgiven Bottling Group earlier this month announced the launch of its alcohol metabolizer, Forgiven, formulated to help the body process alcohol more rapidly and thereby help alleviate ill effects associated with a hangover.

June 13, 2013

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes has announced the addition of two new menthol flavors to their roster: iced berry and zero K.

June 10, 2013

Electronic cigarette brand Njoy has raised $75 million in funding, the company said Monday.